NR 351 Chamberlian University Transitions in Professional Nursing Professional Paper

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Directions

  1. Carefully read these directions and the grading rubric below.
  2. Download the required template below under Template.
  3. Rename that template as Your Last Name Professional Paper.docx. This must be saved as a Microsoft Word document (.docx). Save it to your own computer or flash drive in a location where you will be able to retrieve it later. Type your assignment directly on the saved document. Save your work often.
  4. View the Week 6 Professional Paper Tutorial [LINK] (Links to an external site.).
  5. In the NR351 Announcements, locate the announcement entitled IMPORTANT: Assigned Article for Weeks 4 & 6 Assignments. In this announcement you will find:
    1. The link to the assigned article (you must be logged into the Chamberlain Library before clicking the link). Download this article in PDF format to your own computer for use in this assignment. Read the entire article once downloaded and saved.
    2. The location of the required sentence for the quotation and citation.
    3. The location of the required sentence for paraphrasing and citation.
    4. NOTE: This is the same article used for the Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet.
  1. This assignment must use the required article stated in the announcement described above to complete the following items:
    1. Title Page
    2. Introduction
      1. Explain that this paper is a summary of the assigned article
      2. Explain that the impact of the article contents on your own future practice will be presented
      3. Length of Introduction must be 50-75 words
    3. Assigned Article Summary
      1. Clearly summarize the major content of the assigned article. This should be an improved version of your Week 4 submission.
      2. One or two short quotations with citations (must include the assigned sentence for quotation)
      3. Several paraphrased areas with citations (must include the assigned sentence for paraphrasing)
      4. Length must be 175-200 words
    4. Impact of Assigned Article Content on Future Practice
      1. Clearly state how learning from the assigned article will impact your future practice
      2. Must be your own ideas about the impact of the article on your future nursing practice
      3. Use first person in this section
      4. No citations are needed in this section
      5. Length must be 125-150 words
    5. Conclusion
      1. Write a concise summary of the main points of the paper
      2. Provide a concluding statement
      3. Length must be 75-100 words
    6. Reference for the assigned article should be a revised version of the Week 4 reference improved based on your instructor’s Week 4 feedback. Include the following:
      1. Author(s)
      2. Year
      3. Article title
      4. Journal name
      5. Volume number
      6. Issue number
      7. Page numbers
      8. Parentheses
      9. Double line spacing
      10. Hanging indent
      11. DOI if available
  1. Each of required items above is clearly described on the Professional Paper Template and Rubric (below on this page).
  2. When your Week 6 Professional Paper Assignment is completed, save and close the completed template. Click the Submit button at the top of this page to upload your completed assignment.

Template

Professional Paper Worksheet Template [LINK] (Links to an external site.)

Best Practices

  • Please use your browser’s File setting to save or print this page.
  • Use the template provided. Points will be deducted for incorrect or no template used.
  • Contact your instructor with any questions.

Scholarly Sources and Citations

  • Cite and reference the required article in APA format

**Academic Integrity**

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

Rubric

NR351 W6 Professional Paper Assignment Rubric

NR351 W6 Professional Paper Assignment Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTitle PageTitle page adheres to APA format

5.0 pts

Exceptional

Title page adheres to APA format (0-1 errors).

4.0 pts

Exceeds

Title page mostly adheres to APA format (2 errors).

3.0 pts

Meets

Title page somewhat adheres to APA format (3 errors).

2.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Title page poorly adheres to APA format (4 or more errors).

0.0 pts

Developing

No title page.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMargins, Headings, Page numbers, Font, Spacing:Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing adhere well to APA format.

5.0 pts

Exceptional

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing adhere very well to APA format (0-1 errors).

4.0 pts

Exceeds

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing mostly adhere to APA format (2 errors).

3.0 pts

Meets

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing somewhat adhere to APA format (3-4 errors).

2.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing poorly adhere to APA format (5 or more errors).

0.0 pts

Developing

Margins, headings, headers, font, and spacing do not adhere to APA format.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction:Clearly states the paper topic, explains that paper is summary of the assigned article, and explains that the impact of article contents on own future professional nursing practice will be included using 50-75 words.

20.0 pts

Exceptional

Clearly states the paper topic, explains that paper is summary of the assigned article, and explains that the impact of article contents on own future professional nursing practice will be included using 50-75 words.

18.0 pts

Exceeds

States in a mostly clear manner the paper topic, explains that paper is summary of the assigned article, and explains that the impact of article contents on own future professional nursing practice will be included using 50-75 words.

16.0 pts

Meets

Vaguely states the paper topic, explains that paper is summary of the assigned article, and explains that the impact of article contents on own future professional nursing practice will be included. OR uses 25-45 or 80-100 words (10-25 words over or under required amount).

8.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Did not sufficiently explain all required items in previous columns of this criterion. OR uses fewer than 25 words or more than 100 words (25 or more words over or under required amount).

0.0 pts

Developing

Did not provide an introduction.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssigned Article Summary:Clearly summarizes the major content of the assigned article using 175-200 words. Content includes main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are excellent. The Summary contains appropriately formatted quotation, paraphrased areas, and citations. Excellent revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback.

65.0 pts

Exceptional

Clearly summarizes the major content of the assigned article using 175-200 words. Content includes main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are excellent. The Summary contains appropriately formatted quotation, paraphrased areas, and citations. Excellent revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback.

57.0 pts

Exceeds

Summarizes the major content of the assigned article using 175-200 words. Content includes most of the main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are good. The Summary contains mostly well formatted quotation, paraphrased areas, and citations. Good revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback.

52.0 pts

Meets

Summarizes a fair amount of the content of the assigned article. Content includes a fair amount of the main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are fair. The Summary is missing a quotation, paraphrased areas, or citations. Fair revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback. OR word count is 125-165 or 210-250 (10-50 words over or under required amount).

25.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides a summary but assigned article is not used. OR any of the following: Word count is fewer than 75 or over 250 words (51 or more words over or under required amount); Content includes few of the main ideas from across the entire article. Specifics are poor; The Summary is missing a quotation, paraphrased areas, AND citations.

0.0 pts

Developing

No article summary is provided.

65.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImpact of Assigned Article on Future Practice:Clearly states how learning from the article will impact your future practice in 125-150 words clearly relating article contents to practice. Uses first person. Excellent revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback.

65.0 pts

Exceptional

Clearly states how learning from the article will impact your future practice in 125-150 words clearly relating article contents to practice. Uses first person. Excellent revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback.

57.0 pts

Exceeds

States how learning from the article will impact your future practice in 125-150 words clearly relating article contents to practice. Uses first person. Good revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback.

52.0 pts

Meets

Vaguely states how learning from the article will impact your future practice. OR article contents related to practice in a fair manner. May or may not first person. Fair revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback. OR word count is 75-115 or 160-200 (10-50 words over or under required amount).

25.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Did not sufficiently state how content of the article impacts your future practice OR article contents related to practice in a poor manner. Specifics are poor. May or may not use first person. Poor revisions from Week 4 Professional Paper Worksheet based on Week 4 instructor feedback. OR word count is fewer than 75 or over 200 words (51 or more words over or under required amount).

0.0 pts

Developing

Did not provide statements required in this criterion.

65.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion:Clearly writes a concise summary of this paper. Clearly writes a strong concluding statement. No new information included. Section is 75-100 words.

25.0 pts

Exceptional

Clearly writes a concise summary of this paper. Clearly writes a strong concluding statement. No new information included. Section is 75-100 words.

22.0 pts

Exceeds

Writes a concise summary of this paper. Writes a good concluding statement. No new information included. Section is 75-100 words.

20.0 pts

Meets

Writes a vague summary of this paper. Writes a fair concluding statement. May or may not have included new information. OR uses 40-65 or 110-135 words (10-35 words over or under required amount).

10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Writes a poor summary of this paper. Writes a poor concluding statement. OR word count is fewer than 40 or over 135 words (35 or more words over or under required amount).

0.0 pts

Developing

Did not provide a conclusion section.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReference for the Assigned Article:Create a reference for the assigned article using correct APA format including: author(s), year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, double line spacing, and hanging indent. Include DOI if available.

10.0 pts

Exceptional

Create a reference for the assigned article using correct APA format including: author(s), year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, double line spacing, and hanging indent. Include DOI if available. 0-2 elements missing or incorrectly done.

9.0 pts

Exceeds

Creates a reference for the assigned article using correct APA format including items in left column. 3-4 elements missing or incorrectly done.

8.0 pts

Meets

Creates a reference for the assigned article using correct APA format including items in left column. 5-6 elements missing or incorrectly done.

4.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Creates a reference for the assigned article using correct APA format including items in left column with 7 or more elements missing or incorrectly done. OR creates reference for article other than the assigned article.

0.0 pts

Developing

No reference provided.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuotation(s) and Citation(s):Types 1 or 2 short quotations from assigned article including assigned sentence using correct APA citation including quotation marks, names of author(s), year, page numbers, and parentheses with 0-1 minor error. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

10.0 pts

Exceptional

Types 1 or 2 short quotations from assigned article including assigned sentence using correct APA citation including quotation marks, names of author(s), year, page numbers, and parentheses with 0-1 minor error. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

8.0 pts

Exceeds

Types 1 or 2 short quotations from assigned article including assigned sentence using correct APA citation including quotation marks, names of author(s), year, page numbers, and parentheses with 2-3 minor errors. Did not use words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

8.0 pts

Meets

Types 1 or 2 short quotations from the assigned article including assigned sentence using correct APA citation including quotation marks, names of author(s), year, page numbers, and parentheses with 4-5 minor errors. May or may not have used words or ideas that the authors cited from another course.

4.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Types a quotation other than the assigned sentence OR from a non-assigned article. OR has 6-7 minor errors.

0.0 pts

Developing

More than 7 errors in APA quotation and citation format OR no quotation provided.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeParaphrased Areas and Citations:Types appropriately paraphrased versions of assigned sentence and other specific ideas from assigned article using correct APA citations including authors’ names, year, and parentheses.

10.0 pts

Exceptional

Types appropriately paraphrased versions of assigned sentence and other specific ideas from assigned article using correct APA citations including authors’ names, year, and parentheses with 0-1 error.

9.0 pts

Exceeds

Paraphrased versions of the assigned sentence and other specific ideas from assigned article are mostly appropriate using good APA citation including names of author(s), year, and parentheses with 2-3 errors.

8.0 pts

Meets

Paraphrased versions of the assigned sentence and other specific ideas from assigned article are minimally appropriate using fair APA citation including names of author(s), year, and parentheses with 4-5 errors.

4.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Omits paraphrasing and citation of assigned sentence and/or other specific ideas from assigned article OR paraphrases and cites from a non-assigned article. OR has 6-7 minor errors. May inappropriately paraphrase words or ideas that the authors cited from another source.

0.0 pts

Developing

More than 7 errors in APA paraphrase and citation format OR no paraphrase or citation provided.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics and Organization:Excellent mechanics and organization with minimal errors of the following: – well organized and logical, – correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, – professional wording is used, – uses complete sentences, – paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas expressed.

10.0 pts

Exceptional

Excellent mechanics and organization with minimal errors of the following: – well organized and logical, – correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, – professional wording is used, – uses complete sentences, – paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas expressed.

9.0 pts

Exceeds

Good mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. A few minor errors noted.

8.0 pts

Meets

Fair mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. Some errors noted.

4.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column. Many errors noted.

0.0 pts

Developing

Very poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the first column such that writing is difficult to follow or understand.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction

0.0 pts

No points deducted

Submitted on time

0.0 pts

Not Submitted on Time – Points Deducted (5% per day)

1 day late = 11.25 Deduction; 2 days late = 22.5 Deduction; 3 days late = 33.75 Deduction; 4 days late = 45 Deduction; 5 days late = 56.25 Deduction; 6 days late = 67.5 Deduction; 7 days late = 78.75 Deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late

0.0 pts

Total Points: 225.0

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